By Gayle Irwin Shianne felt overwhelmed when she learned she was pregnant. Already a single mother of five, the Australian woman didn’t know what to do. Learning about a nearby pregnancy resource center, she found hope, help, and encouragement to continue her pregnancy. “It was a bit shocking,” Shianne said about finding out she was …Continue reading "Australia pregnancy help network seeks to expand assistance for women to isolated communities"
Thomas More Society invokes First Amendment against Illinois’ redefinition of pro-life speech as “deceptive business practice” By Tom Ciesielka On Thursday, Thomas More Society attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, seeking to stop him from enforcing Illinois Senate Bill 1909, a measure drafted by Raoul’s office that declares the pro-life speech …Continue reading "Pro-life pregnancy help ministries sue Illinois attorney general over SB 1909"
By Jen Taggart After more than three decades of serving pregnant women from her home in Escanaba, Michigan, Carol Carlson, founder of Pregnancy Services of Delta County, knew her organization needed room to grow. But how, she wasn’t sure. Birthed out of Delta County Right to Life in 1978, Pregnancy Services of Delta County got …Continue reading "Michigan Center’s 40-Year Journey Shows How Far Pro-life Pregnancy Help Ministries Have Come"
By Karen Ingle Bethany Jasper had barely started her role as US Affiliation Specialist at Heartbeat International’s headquarters when memories of her family’s previous visit to Costa Rica prompted her to make a return trip there this summer. This vacation, however, would be more than simply fun in the sun in that lush Central American …Continue reading "Costa Rica Vacation Reveals Continued Need for Pregnancy Help"
By Jennifer Minor Entering 2018 just a few thousand contacts shy of 3 million since answering its first call in 2003, Heartbeat International’s 24-7, 365 pregnancy helpline Option Line responded to well over 350,000 women facing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy in 2017. Here’s the story of just one call. “Sandra” wanted to know everything …Continue reading "350,000 Reached Out to Option Line in 2017 for Life-Saving Pregnancy Help"
By Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. Forty-five years ago this week, I received the shock of my life. Driving up High Street, my local NPR radio station delivered unthinkable news. Seven Supreme Court justices had, in effect, made abortion on-demand the law of the land with the stroke of a pen. At first, I couldn’t believe my …Continue reading "45 Years After Roe, Abortion–Not Children–is More Unwanted Than Ever"
By Right to Life of Michigan Going on from October 23-27, abortion organizations are pushing a national campaign using the hashtag #ExposeFakeClinics. An article at The Federalist highlights their campaign. Their hope is to end the “deception” that surrounds pregnancy resource centers and discredit their efforts to help women in need. This argument isn’t new. It …Continue reading "Even when we give out free healthcare, pro-abortion groups still attack us"
By Kirk Walden This week (April 18-21) is #HeartCon17, Heartbeat International’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, “On a Mission from God.” The theme comes from the 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Their mission was to raise money for the orphanage where they grew up; our mission during the conference …Continue reading "On a Mission from God and Still Learning"
By Jay Hobbs Does the state have the proper authority to force a doctor, organization, church or individual citizen to promote, refer for espouse the so-called “benefits” of murder? What if not everybody agrees that the taking of a preborn human life is murder? Should that lack of consensus open the door for the state …Continue reading "These 4 States are Trying to Strip Pro-Lifers of Free Speech. Here’s the Latest"
By Andrew Wood Whatever your choice of social media platform, you no doubt saw your feed inundated with posts and hashtags detailing the opinions of many of your “friends” on International Women’s Day—or as it came to be known this year, “Day Without a Woman.” For most of us, it didn’t come as a shock …Continue reading "A “Day Without Women” Would’ve Meant a Day Without Life-Saving Pregnancy Help"
City Board Rules Pregnancy Center Can’t Move Next to Abortion Biz By Jay Hobbs Tonya Baker Nelson knew she was getting into a fight last January when her pro-life pregnancy help medical clinic purchased land right next door to an abortion provider in Raleigh, N.C. And it’s clear the battle is going at least one …Continue reading "“The fix was in yet again”"
By Jay Hobbs Speaking on The O’Reilly Factor on Wednesday night, Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made a strong endorsement of community funded pregnancy help organizations. Asked about his thoughts on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion on-demand the law of the land in all 50 states, Pence …Continue reading "Mike Pence: “The great work of crisis pregnancy centers is changing hearts, minds every day”"